Category: Casino Gaming

  • Vanquishing Vegas!

    The Jack Barnes School of Winning Blackjack has its own book full of stories (See “By Hooker by Crook”, “Qa-Qa-Qadafi!”,”Stossel vs Reasoner”) but its spinoffs have their own books as well. One of these is the story of CARMA. Soon after I started the School of Winning Blackjack, in October of 1980, I received a call from a Jim Fischbach, […]

  • QA-QA-QADDAFI!

    Come on now, how many ad men have ever been asked to help decimate the economy of a foreign nation? Three? Four? No more than a half dozen right? Well, I’m one of them. It started out, not as an ad man, but as an operator of a Blackjack school. And, it wasn’t as Jack […]

  • Stossel, Reasoner and a pair of Jacks

  • By Hooker by Crook …

    This is a “counter’s-intelligence” story. In June of 1978, Christian Cooper, my wife and partner in Jack Byrne Advertising, determined to re-enter show business with her own act, which would become Christian & The Lions. Since the venues were likely to be casino/hotels as “opening act” or in the cabarets, I was concerned for my […]